Christie’s brings the most dollar value to market in this autumn’s Photographs season in New York with a various owner sale next week. The auction is led by a complete set of Edward Curtis’ The North American Indian. Overall, there are a total of 242 lots available, with a Total High Estimate of $8968000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000)||58|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||$425000|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000)||154|
|Total Mid Estimate||$3753000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||30|
|Total High Estimate||$4790000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 267, Edward Curtis, The North American Indian, Portfolios 1-20 and Text Volumes 1-20, 1907-1930, estimated at $1000000-1500000 (image above, middle, via Christie’s).
Here’s the complete list of photographers with five or more lots in the sale, along with the number of lots on offer:
|Multiple Lots For Sale|
Other lots of interest include lot 187, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Untitled Dessau, 1926, estimated at $200000-300000 (image above, left, via Christie’s), lot 280, Francis Bruguière, Experiment from ‘The Way’, 1925, estimated at $50000-70000 (image above, middle, via Christie’s), and lot 281, Frederick Evans, ‘A Sea of Steps’, Wells Cathedral, Steps to Chapter House, 1903, estimated at $120000-180000 (image above, right, via Christie’s).
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.